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Google Docs - Share and Collaborate

How to share and collaborate in Google Docs

Share with your team

To share a file you own or can edit:

  1. Open the file you want to share.

  2. Click Share.

  3. Enter the email addresses or Google Groups you want to share with.

  4. Choose what kind of access you want to grant people:

    • Can edit—Collaborators can add and edit content as well as add comments.
    • Can comment—Collaborators can add comments, but not edit content.
    • Can view—People can view the file, but not edit or add comments.
  5. Click Send.

Everyone you shared the document with receives an email with a link to the document.


Add comments and replies

If you can’t collaborate in real time, you can leave feedback and questions on the side of the document for team members to look at when they open the file.

  1. Select a section of text.

  2. On the toolbar, click .

  3. Add your notes and click Comment.

If a comment is important for a specific collaborator to see, enter + followed by their address. They’ll get an email with your comment, along with a link to the document. They can then reply to your comments to answer questions or start a discussion.


Chat with people directly
You can collaborate in real time over chat, too. If more than one person has your document open, just click  to open a group chat. You can get instant feedback without ever leaving your document.




Keywords:sharing and collaborating   Doc ID:61566
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-03-04 13:35 CDTUpdated:2017-08-18 08:52 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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